''Breakfast at Tiffany's'' is a 1958 novella by Truman Capote.
Set in [[BigApplesauce Manhattan]] in [[TheForties 1943-44]], and centering around a [[AuthorAvatar nameless gay writer's]] friendship with a bicurious, borderline HookerWithAHeartOfGold named Holly Golightly, the story is a touching meditation on the varying nature of love, and how people of disparate backgrounds can form unconventional family groups.
In [[Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys the 1961]] FilmOfTheBook, Creator/AudreyHepburn [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame wears a fabulous Givenchy dress and holds a cigarette in a holder]].
!!This novella provides examples of:
* AffectionateNickname: Holly calls the writer "Fred" after her brother.
* BlitheSpirit: Holly.
* ForegoneConclusion: It's stated right off the bat that it had been years since the main character had ever seen or heard from Holly, and that she may well be somewhere in Africa at this point, and apparently the cat she threw out found a new home.
* ADogNamedDog: Holly's cat is named...Cat.
* GratuitousFrench: Holly Golightly does this often, usually incorrectly; [[TruthInTelevision so did her creator, Truman Capote, and many of his society friends who wanted to seem more society than they were]].
* MeaningfulName: What better surname than "Golightly" could there be for a free-spirited ditz with an unserious approach to life? Noted with her hanging a sign on her door whenever she was out, "Golightly traveling".
* MostWritersAreWriters: Holly's unnamed friend is a writer.
* NoNameGiven: The narrator.
* PrecisionFStrike: Holly, when abandoning her cat. Doubly precise considering the meticulousness of Truman Capote's prose.